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Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This buffalo chicken pizza is full of spicy buffalo sauce, chicken, and drizzled with a creamy ranch dressing.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword game day recipes, party recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 slices pizza
Calories 392kcal


For the dough:

  • 3/4 cup warm water around 110 degrees
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 cups flour all-purpose or bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella shredded
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions
  • ranch dressing or blue cheese for serving


  • To make the dough, place the warm water and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let bloom, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the flour, olive oil, and salt to the yeast mixture and turn the mixer (fitted with the dough hook) to medium. Knead until the dough comes together to form a smooth dough. You may need to add more flour, a few tablespoons at a time, until the dough comes together. Remove dough to an oiled bowl and place in the oven with the light turned on.
  • Let rise for one hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  • Set the oven to 500 degrees after the dough has risen for about 30 minutes.
  • When the dough has doubled, punch it down.
  • Roll the dough out on a well floured surface to a 12 inch circle and place on a pizza stone or pan.
  • Microwave the cream cheese until very soft and melty. Stir the ranch seasoning into the cream cheese to combine.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust evenly.
  • Sprinkle all but 1/4 cup of the cheese over the crust.
  • Toss the chicken with the hot sauce to coat and spread the chicken evenly over the cheese.
  • Top with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the dough is golden and the cheese has melted.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and drizzle ranch or blue cheese dressing over the pizza before serving, if desired.


The water should be around 110 degrees for the yeast to bloom.
For a spicier buffalo chicken, use a hot variety of buffalo sauce or swap in Frank's Red Hot. You could also mix in cayenne. 


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg